Posts Tagged ‘Silver Line’

The Plexies: The Winners and Losers in D.C. Real Estate and Development in 2014

The best, the worst, and everything in between in D.C. development news.

Metro Havoc: Water Main Break Closes Downtown Service

The lower-level tracks at Metro Center are flooded.

Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. One of the county's three stations, the one Washingtonians [...]

Watch Metro’s 38 Years of Growth in This Interactive Timeline Map

Tomorrow, for the first time since 1991, a new Metro line will open. In a sense, the start of passenger service on the first phase of the Silver Line isn't quite as momentous as the advent of the Green Line 23 years ago, since the former largely duplicates the Orange and Blue lines and the [...]

Metro Takes Control of Silver Line

After repeated delays, the Silver Line took a concrete step toward opening today, with Metro officially taking control of the line to begin testing.
Last week, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said he was aiming to declare operational readiness—the step required for Metro to take over the line from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is overseeing construction—today. This morning, on [...]

Metro Aims to Take Over Silver Line Next Week

Metro is hoping to take control of the Silver Line next week, setting up a possible late-summer opening for the long-delayed line.
The line, which will run initially to Reston and eventually to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, is currently under the control of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. When construction is complete, MWAA will hand the line [...]

Metro: Silver Line on Track for Summer Opening

The long-delayed Silver Line took a step toward an eventual opening today, with an agreement between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority paving the way for passenger service this summer, Metro announced on its website.
Given D.C.-area transit's recent forecasts, however—the Silver Line would be "substantially complete" last November, we were [...]

Silver Line Delayed; Could Streetcar Win the Race?

The tortoise-and-the-hare race between the streetcar and the Silver Line continues—and it looks increasingly like they're both taking a nap.
The Silver Line appeared to take the lead when the streetcar blew a series of deadlines, making it clear that it wouldn't come close to meeting Mayor Vince Gray's forecast of passenger service "starting in January, not [...]

Poll: Which Delayed Project Will Open First, the Streetcar or the Silver Line?

The first stretch of the D.C. streetcar was supposed to open this year. So was the first stretch of the Metro Silver Line. Now opening of the streetcar's H Street-Benning Road NE line has been pushed back to early next year, with the District Department of Transportation hoping it'll happen by March. And Metropolitan Washington [...]

Silver Line Nears “Substantial Completion” (Which Doesn’t Mean It’s Nearly Complete)

Phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line should reach "substantial completion" in November, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced at a meeting today. But don't take that to mean it's almost ready for you and your SmarTrip.
Control of the first phase, which includes five new stations between Falls Church and Reston, will be handed over to the [...]